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  • UK & Ireland PRME Regional Chapter

Online Event: London and South East PRME regional network - 3rd March, 1pm - 2pm

It is a pleasure to invite you to this very special session by Ukranian scholar Dr. Daryna Dvornichenko, for the London and South East PRME regional network. Daryna has particular links with the PRME Working Group on Business for Peace. It will be a fantastic opportunity to meet her and learn about her inspiring work and achievements in an informal atmosphere.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


The meeting will generate discussion on women’s engagement in politics and economy before and after 24 February 2022 in Ukraine. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has dramatically changed the political and economic landscape as well as posed numerous challenges for the most vulnerable groups of Ukrainian society, such as women. There is a high risk of rollback of the achievements in the field of gender equality gained before 24.02.2022. As a refugee researcher, Darina will share insights from the interviews with the women politicians and entrepreneurs which she conducted before and after 24 February 2022.The meeting will provide a clear picture of the challenges women face in pre-war and post-invasion Ukraine and initiate the discussion on steps Ukraine has to take to integrate internally displaced women and external Ukrainian refugees in politics and economy.


Darina Dvornichenko is a research fellow at the University of Oxford. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Odesa I. Mechnikov National University, where she also earned an M.A. and B.A. in international relations. Additionally, she earned certificates at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the European Academy of Diplomacy (Warsaw), and the British Law Centre. Before 24 February 2022, she worked as an associate professor at the National University and advisor to the head of Research Institute of Informatics and Law of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine. She has been a guest lecturer at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, the University of Zagreb, Ukrainian Catholic University, a team lead of Jean Monnet Module “EU as a Global Actor and Agent of Change” and is the author of over 40 publications on issues of European integration and gender. In 2021, Darina was affiliated with the University of Wroclaw as a Kirkland Research Fellow, and in 2022 she completed a year as a Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States doing research on the role of women in politics in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova. She is also a founder of “Agents of Change!”—a nongovernmental organization that promotes women’s participation in decision-making and non-formal education in Ukraine.

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